Tyrone Legion continues collection campaign of ‘Soldiers for Soldiers’

Members of Tyrone American Legion Post No. 281 are continuing the “Soldiers for Soldiers” campaign, which raises money for children who have lost a parent during the war on terror.
The Tyrone Legion is collecting empty inkjet cartridges and used cell phones to raise money for “American Legacy Scholarship” for the children of military personnel killed since September 11, 2001.
Steering committee members for the local “Soldiers for Soldiers” program include: Talmadge Cupp, Mark Laird, Willie Martinez, William Moses, Bob and Jean Nein, Steve Sellers, Wayne Shirk, Don Wagner, Sue Wheland and Post No. 281 Commander, Fred Zanghi, Jr.
Nationally, “Soldiers for Soldiers” was started by two active duty Air Force service members, Staff Sgt. Kenneth and Airman 1st Class Fallon O’Brien, when the husband and wife team started collecting empty inkjet cartridges and used cell phones both on and off their military base.
Fallon found a company that buys used cell phones and inkjet printer cartridges that was willing to pay $1 for the inkjet cartridges and $3 for every used cell phone collected.
Tyrone American Legion Post No. 281 serves as the central collection location. The Daily Herald is also a drop off point as well as the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office.
For more information, visit the American Legion web site at www.legion.org and click on “Soldiers for Soldiers” or call Post No. 281 at 684-3342.